they had the flag

Hey!” Olive bellowed in their face, the volume she chose hardly necessary, “Order up or I’m moving on.” Whatever the person was wrapped up in, she really didn’t want to bother wasting her time figuring out. There were drinks to be ordered, and more importantly: tips to be made. “Well? What do you want?” she pressed, peaking down the bar at someone waving frantically for her. ‘That fucker’s a shitty tipper,’ she reminded herself about the one attempting to nab her attention, holding her index finger up at them as her form of acknowledgment.

Me: So, in other words, reject the facts… this really fucking pisses me off that this shit is circulating online. There is such a thing as quiet BPD and I know many with it and they’re AMAZING people. But a lot of people have “regular” BPD which means they have the violent, manipulative, and abusive tendencies that BPD is known for. I recently dated someone with “regular” BPD (for lack of a better term) and it was so short lived because of his anger and the way he treated me – which was absolutely horrible – I should have left earlier in the relationship but whatever (didn’t know he had BPD until I got close enough to see all the red flags clear enough). And I really don’t even want to begin to talk about the rest but whatever… I know someone who is a psychopath from birth and he SEEMS nice but I stay FAAAAR away from him because, like all paychopaths, they will lie, manipulate, and hurt people eventually and I have already seen it throughout our interactions. This is just the reality. People with sociopathy and NPD are the same in that they will never care about other people like you and me care about people. I’ve been in a relationship with a full-blown sociopath, and another relationship with a person who has NPD with sociopathic tendencies, and another with BPD, NPD, and sociopathic tendencies as well. All those relationships were abusive, toxic, and absolute nightmares. HPD and BPD are kind of similar… I’ve also known a handful of women with it and the friendships I’ve had with them have been an absolute roller coaster ride from hell.

This kind of shit online will hurt victims of abuse. A lot of codependents will see this and will see it as, “oh, they’re just in pain… I’ll support them.” And then they WILL fall victim to their manipulations and abuse. This is absolute bullshit and I wanna punch a hole through the screen whenever I see shit like this. Un-fucking-believable.

They have to define “stigma” and they have to define “support”. Because vulnerable people will see this and most likely see it like they view the rest of the world: with a lack of boundaries… or even no boundaries at all.

This is dangerous.

Most of these blogs are run by people with these personality disorders too… which begs the question, is this a manipulation? Because a lot of the time I see these people taking the victim roll like Teal has done and has continued doing. Some of them are more overt and don’t give a fuck but too many of them know how to play the system to get what they want.

I’d like to hear from the psychologists in this group… I want to hear your expertise on this subject as well as your opinion on this Tumblr post. Thanks.

I posted this in a group I’m in that focuses on cult-groups and cult dynamics (so we talk a lot about cluster B personality disorders) to see what they had to say to it. Here are their responses:

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A coworker had a phone case in the ace flag colors. However: are they actually ace or did they have that phone case color because the ace flag colors are very aesthetically pleasing?

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Happy Pride Month! <3 Wanted to do something special for it with my kids!

yikyak was cool. I used it back when i lived next to millitary base, so I just had to go “whoops! accidentally farted on the flag today!” and 15 dudes would threaten to hunt me down

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So I made some pride art based on me and my friends and had HEAPS of fun with watercolours!

Edit: I have been informed that I spelt “androgyny” wrong, so apologies to androgynous folks!

Part Two

soooo… my mum finally finished the sweater she was knitting for me! =D

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Some lgbtq tigers (in order: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, agender) plus an intersex leopard.

Always be proud of your stripes, guys! :)

Bonus:

I had some trouble designing the gay flag one in balancing the colors, so here’s a few more designs if you prefer them instead.

And one based on the new flag design I’ve seen going around

Hope you guys like them!

abcnews.go.com
Former neo-Nazi removes swastika tattoos after unlikely friendship
Michael Kent began the process of covering the symbol after forming an unlikely friendship with his African-American parole officer.
By ABC News

“Kent, a former neo-Nazi, credits an African-American parole officer named Tiffany Whittier with helping him to see beyond skin color and changing his views about white supremacy.

“If it wasn’t for her I would have seeped back into it,” said Kent. “I look at her as family.”

Whittier, 45, even inspired Kent, 38, to take down the Nazi flags he had hanging in his living room and replace them with smiley faces.

“I’m not here to judge him. That’s not my job to judge. My job is to be that positive person in someone’s life,” Whittier said.

Added Kent, “When you wake up and see a smiley face, you’re going to go to work and you’re going to smile.”

Kent now works full-time on a chicken farm in Colorado, where all his co-workers are Hispanic.

“Before all this, I wouldn’t work for anybody or with anybody that wasn’t white,” said Kent. “[Now] we have company parties, or they have quinceañeras, I’m the only white guy there!”

Redemption Ink, a national non-profit that offers free removals of hate-related tattoos, helped connect Kent with Fallen Heroes Tattoo in Colorado to begin the 15-hour process of covering his swastikas. The sterile environment is new to Kent who had his previous ink work done in prison.

“I’ve never, never, never been inside of a tattoo shop getting a professional tattoo,” he said.

Kent believes the painful process will help him move forward after spending years as a member of a violent skinhead group based in Arizona. As a father of two young children, Kent also hopes his children will see the world differently.

“I don’t want my kids to live the life I lived and live with hate,” said Kent. “I want my kids to know me for who I am now—a good father, a hard worker, and a good provider.””


@ the punch a Nazi crowd